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Latest Minnesota Traffic
An overturned tanker spilled approximately 100 gallons of milk on Interstate 94 E in Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon, according to the State Patrol. Authorities say a tanker rolled over at the bottom of the exit ramp to southbound I-35W at about 2:40 p.m.
The forthcoming commuter line connecting the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul via light rail train is likely scheduled to run 24 hours a day, every day. The Green Line was originally set to run only from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, with a four-hour gap on the overnights.
A new report names Minnesotans some of the best drivers in the country overall. The report looked at fatality rates, drunk driving, tickets, careless driving and seat belt usage.
Drivers will encounter a ramp closure and detour on northbound Interstate 694 in Pine Springs as the ramp to eastbound Highway 36 closes after this weekend.
Hennepin County authorities are investigating a head-on crash that killed two people Friday morning near Orono. It happened on Highway 12 west of County Road 6 just before 7 a.m. Orono Deputy Police Chief Chris Fischer says one driver was dead at the scene, and the other died later.
Motorists in the Twin Cities metro area are being alerted to a major weekend closure coming to Minneapolis, Edina and Richfield. Both directions of Highway 62 will close between Highway 100 and Interstate 35W so crews can demolish the Xerxes Avenue bridge deck.
Break out the orange barrels — another road construction season is around the corner in Minnesota. State Department of Transportation officials Thursday unveiled the projects they’ll tackle this year.
Police in St. Cloud are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a train. The incident happened about 7 a.m. Thursday. Two train crossings were closed as St. Cloud police and Minnesota State Patrol investigated.
A 56-year-old man from Hayward was killed in a snowmobile crash late Saturday evening. According to the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Spider Lake in the town of the same name.
If you rely on the Northstar Commuter Rail from Big Lake to Minneapolis, prepare for delays through the rest of the week. On Monday, the rail was running so late that Metro Transit put out the word to riders, recommending they try to find another way to work.
Three days after some of the worst driving conditions in recent memory, plenty of people were still late to work, but the roads weren’t the culprit. The Northstar Commuter Rail line was once again delayed for commuters coming in from the northwest, with Monday morning delays of 60 to 90 minutes reported.
Last week’s storm was nasty by most Minnesotans’ standards, but road salt researchers at Minnesota State University in Mankato think it was perfect. Civil engineering professor Steve Druschel and two of his students went under a bridge to collect samples of murky road melt from the highway above.
The roads shouldn’t be as miserable around the Twin Cities as they were during Friday’s awful commute, but Monday may still bring with it a number of headaches. The good news is that most road conditions are better, but there are still some problem areas.
A fresh round of snow made for a tough Saturday afternoon on roads in the Twin Cities metro area. At Interstate 35 and 210th Street in Lakeville, there was a crash scene involving nearly a dozen vehicles. Several of them also slid into the median.